Sarah is an employment attorney who represents employers in all aspects of employment, including hiring, administration of leave programs, performance counseling, workplace safety, and the many issues that may arise as a result of the termination of an employment relationship. Sarah advises her clients with the goal of providing efficient, cost-effective representation rooted in an understanding of the business. Although litigation avoidance is always a goal, Sarah also represents clients in front of federal and state courts and administrative agencies, such as the EEOC. Sarah was named a Texas Super Lawyers 2019 Rising Star in the area of Employment Litigation: Defense.

  • Practice Areasopen

  • Professional Licenses and Educationopen

    • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas (2011)
    • Admitted to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
    • J.D., University of Texas School of Law (2011)
    • B.A., Washington University in Saint Louis (2008)

  • Representative Experienceopen

    • Counseling employers on the myriad of issues that might arise during employment, including hiring, firing, administration of leave, and FMLA and ADA compliance
    • Reviewing and revising employment handbooks, internal procedures, and employment agreements (including employment agreements, confidentiality agreements, non-compete agreements, etc.)
    • Conducting training for management and staff on important compliance issues
    • Developing workplace safety programs
    • Investigating and submitting position statements on behalf of employers for submission to federal and state agencies like the EEOC and the Texas Workforce Commission
    • Defending employers in employment litigation and appeals

  • Publications and Presentationsopen

    • “Updating Your Policies to Reflect Your Organization’s Culture and the Law,” Presented to the Texas Municipal Human Resources Association (TMHRA), 2019
    • “10 Words Every Lawyer Should Know,” Moderated Panel for Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association, 2018
    • “Best Practices for Managing Employees with Mental Illness,” Presented to the Austin Human Resouces Association, 2018

  • Professional Associations and Membershipsopen

    • State Bar of Texas
      – Labor and Employment Section
      – Austin Young Lawyers’ Association
    • Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association
      – President-Elect 2018-Present
      – Board of Directors 2016-Present
    • Travis County Women Lawyers’ Foundation
      – Board of Directors 2018-Present
      – Fellow 2016-Present
    • Austin Bar Association/Austin Young Lawyers Association Leadership Academy Class of 2018

  • Honors and Awardsopen

    • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star 2019 Employment Litigation: Defense

  • Personal Profileopen

    Sarah loves the practice of employment law because it is never boring. She tries to bring the same “spice of life” to her personal life by taking advantage of all the fun and weird activities Austin has to offer. On the weekends, she can be found spending time outdoors with her family on the Greenbelt or the hike and bike trail.